What to Do in a Dental Emergency

If you have a dental emergency or dental trauma, call Hamilton Dental Designs as soon as possible for dental care. Common dental emergencies to be aware of include a severe toothache, broken dental restorations, or a knocked-out tooth. Dr. Jose Gil and Dr. Brooke Kuperavage work with their patients to find the cause of their dental problems and discover the right solution. They make sure that whichever general, restorative, or cosmetic solution they find aligns with their patient’s specific needs.

Dental Emergency in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Addressing Dental Emergencies in Allentown, PA

Our dental specialists recommend that patients take these steps if they have one of these common dental emergencies:

  • Tooth pain: Take over-the-counter pain medications if you suddenly feel tooth pain. You can treat swelling by applying an ice pack against your mouth. Please contact our office as soon as possible for treatment. Sometimes tooth pain can be caused by an infection or abscess, so it is important that you receive prompt care.
  • Knocked out tooth: If you have just knocked out a tooth, apply pressure to the gum socket with a damp cloth to prevent excessive bleeding. Pick the tooth up by the crown if it can be located and then gently rinse it with water. We may be able to reattach the tooth if it is transported in a glass of milk or saliva. However, if the tooth cannot be found or reattached, we can replace it with a dental implant. Dental implants are a versatile restorative treatment that replaces teeth at the root.
  • Broken dental restoration: If you have just broken a dental bridge, crown, or denture, do not attempt to replace it. Bring the restoration to our office so we can see which parts need to be replaced.
  • Object stuck between teeth: Gently floss your teeth if you have an object stuck between your teeth. If you are unable to get it loose, call our office. Do not try to remove the object with anything other than floss. We will help remove the object and relieve your pain.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

For non-emergency care, request an appointment with our dentists online. You can also call our office at 610-421-4540.